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Hannah Kingsley-Ma

Line Producer and Reporter, KALW News

Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a reporter and producer living in San Francisco. 


Ask artist Favianna Rodriguez to describe the food she grew up eating in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, and her response is akin to poetry.

“It’s two tortillas,” she says. “They’re soaked in a little bit of grease ... you have some carne asada and you just bite into them and you can taste the simplicity of a good taco.”

Mike Koozmin / SF Examiner

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S.F. top cop Suhr now says all rape kits will be tested this year // SF Gate 

"San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr on Tuesday said the city’s entire backlog of old rape kits has been counted by hand and will be tested by the end of the year with money already in the department’s budget.

Gabrielle Lurie / Special to the Examiner

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California death penalty: New execution method will be proposed // San Jose Mercury 

"California's death penalty system, dormant for nine years, might soon move slowly toward resuming executions.

On January 28th, a fire consumed a mixed-use apartment building on 22nd and Mission. The conflagration destroyed more than 30 local businesses, and displaced over sixty people. Mauricio Orellana, a resident in the building, lost his life.

Stephanie Tam


California eighth graders are ranked 45th in the country in math, according to the most recent scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Meanwhile, the pool of jobs requiring math, science, and engineering experience is growing, especially in the Bay Area. For people with the right skills, these jobs have become the latest iteration of the American dream -- steady, livable wages, and plenty of demand.

Amy Snyder, © Exploratorium, All rights reserved

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.